Teaching Middle and High School
Before graduate school, for four years, I was a middle and high school teacher. I have taught students between the ages of 11 and 18 in Africa, America and Asia. Mostly I have taught history, but I have also worked as an English and Italian teacher. At my last position, in Singapore, I led monthly professional development sessions for beginning teachers.
Refugee Higher Education in Kenya & Rwanda
At Princeton, I have worked as the teaching assistant for Professor Jeremy Adelman’s Global History Lab (1300-present) online course for its 2017 and 2018 iterations.
In 2017, I taught refugee students in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. The project (in partnership with InZone at the University of Geneva) delivers higher education in refugee contexts through an online platform. I twice visited the camp to train the students, and “taught” them in weekly sessions via a mix of email, Whatsapp, and Skype calls. This work drew on my previous experiences with Baltimore’s Refugee Youth Project, where I helped tutor African refugee youth in the city’s public schools.
In 2018, we are partnering with Kepler to teach refugee students in Rwanda.